Text; Matthew 25;31-33But the Son of Man will come in his glory, andall the angels is with Him, then He will set on His throne. All the nation will be gather; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left. What does the message of God from this text? Theme; The 2nd Coming of Christ
Let us interpret this words from the text“He will separate the sheep from the goats” • What is the meaning of the sheep? • What is the meaning of the Goats?
The sheep • Luke 15:4-7• “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety- nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
The Goats Matthew 25• 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
We already lived 210 days of 2012, andstill their were 155 left to complete the365 days for this year: Are you happywith what you gave to God? How muchdid you learn? How many services didyou miss? How many people did youreach? How many Bible studies didyou have with others? How manyprayers did you pray? How manypeople did you help? If the answer isNOTHING, Then you wasted another365 days of your life.
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Matthew 24:36... 36 "But of thatday and hour no one knows, noteven the angels of heaven, but MyFather only.Mark 13:32... 32 "But of that dayand hour no one knows, not eventhe angels in heaven, nor the Son,but only the Father.
The Signs Before Christ return Matthew 24 the biggest earthquake was happen at Chile in 1960 it was 9.5 Richter scale. The USGS estimate that 1,650 died and 800 US billion dollar damageFlood Turn on your TV, What are the headlines of the news?
• war• For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
Matthew 24:42… “2 Watch therefore, for you do not know what houryour Lord is coming. Matthew 25:13… “13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the daynor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Mark 13:33-37… “33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not knowwhen the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who lefthis house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work,and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch therefore, foryou do not know when the master of the house is coming--in theevening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in themorning-- 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 Andwhat I say to you, I say to all: Watch!“Luke 21:36… “36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may becounted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, andto stand before the Son of Man."
Job 19:25, 26… “25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And Heshall stand at last on the earth; 26 And after my skin isdestroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,2 Timothy 4:8… “8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown ofrighteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will giveto me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who haveloved His appearing. Philippians 3:20, 21… “20 For our citizenship is in heaven,from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord JesusChrist, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may beconformed to His glorious body, according to the working bywhich He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.